Accra, March 31, GNA - Airtel Ghana’s Managing Director Mrs Lucy Quist has been honoured at the maiden Ghana Legacy Awards, alongside six other distinguished Ghanaians, for her extraordinary leadership and impact in Corporate Ghana.
Mrs Quist, since taking over the helm of affairs at Airtel Ghana in 2014, has successfully repositioned the company into one that plays a significant role in connecting people to improve their lives.
A statement issued in Accra by Mr Richard Ahiagble, the Head of corporate Communications and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the Ghana Legacy Awards, an initiative of Babu Global, sought to honour Ghanaians who are blazing the trail in their various fields of endeavour.
The inaugural honourees, comprises both local and diaspora Ghanaians who have broken glass ceilings in their respective fields and are contributing towards positively projecting Ghana on the global stage.
It said Mrs Quist picked the Corporate Leadership Award for her exceptional leadership, drive, strategic insight and her commitment to shaping the minds of the next generation of African and global leaders through her mentorship initiatives and the Evolve with STEM project.
Mrs. Quist is a passionate advocate for greater participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
She believes that great leadership would create and demonstrate the right visions while STEM would accelerate development.
She also believes that together these should create room for every African to realise their potential and live more fulfilling lives.
She is a founding member of the Executive Women Network, a non-profit organization of women in senior management and executive positions committed to inspiring, empowering and supporting women executives to succeed and become influential both locally and internationally.
She is also an ambassador for the Women initiative by Access Bank to inspire and promote financial inclusion for women.
Mrs Quist said “I am truly honoured to be a recipient of this prestigious award and to be in the company of such accomplished honorees.
I want to congratulate all the award winners tonight. It is always inspiring to meet fellow Ghanaians who are willing to dedicate and commit themselves to demonstrate the best of Ghana.
And every time a Ghanaian demonstrates the best of Ghana, they blaze the trail for your children, my children and for all the future generations to come. I thank God, I thank you all, the organisers, my family, my team at Airtel”.
She continued “What really motivates and drives me is my firm belief that through business, we can transform our continent.
Mrs Quist was honoured alongside reputable business magnate Sir Sam Jonah, renowned U.K. based fashion designer Ozwald Boateng, head of the anti-corruption unit at the African Development Bank Anna Bossman, world-renowned Architect Sir David Adjaye, tech innovator Herman Chinery-Hesse and young Scholar Shadrack Frimpong.